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Carol - We're close to family (DH family lives in Philly) and tremendous tax breaks.

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Ginnie, how fun! What encouraged you to move to Delaware? funny place to settle. Heavy rain yesterday. When I say it rained in Canada it was more of a soft drizzle. Yesterday, in Florida it was a deluge. And 99 degrees. HOT! Catching up with work. Carol

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Bev - I'm sure you who are working on a project see all the imperfections if you're like me. But the recipient rarely looks it as closely as you would. What will shine through is all the love put into it. They will love it - I am sure.

We've made tremendous progress on the unpacking. So much that DH and I plan to leave and take a short bike ride before it gets unbelievably hot here. Furniture is arriving and the house is filling up.

The question is how long does it take to feel like home?

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Thanks Megan, I will certainly do my best.

Julie, I bet the babies are getting big. Can you post a picture, I'd love to see them.

We had a bit of a drizzle today (can't call it rain) and it cooled things down a bit, from 96 to 87!

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Good evening. Heading out to the barn to see the sheep. I find it relaxing sitting in the barn watching the sheep.

-Julie

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Bev - How frustrating. However, I'm sure that you're going to make it look great and your friend will be thankful to see the finished product.

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Megan, I bet he checks for those 3 from now on.

Carol, sorry it rained, but the cool temps sound great.

I started quilting my friends thrift shop quilt today. Sigh. Keep finding places that need to be mended, no seam is straight or even, the backing has a vertical seam that was hard to get in the frame. I have resolved myself to the fact there will be wrinkles in top and bottom.

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Several years ago we were in Norway. I found a nice little quilt shop in Lilihammer. I bought a few fat quarters only later to discover they were made in the USA. Oh well I bought them in Norway.

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I remember when Wayne & I spent 6-weeks in Australia....I was going through "sewing withdrawal" and Wayne came out of the bathroom with a travel sewing kit (mini scissors, thread and needles). I laughed out loud!!!

We did head to a quilt shop while in Brisbane - but was disappointed because they only had fabric you could buy in the States. I wanted Aussie fabric.....LOL

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I'm back from an amazing trip from Quebec to Boston and points in between! Holland America Cruise line is awesome! Rained the whole time off and on but not a deluge, just sprinkles occasionally. It was cool, in the 60's and 70's so the bonus was, we didn't sweat much and our clothes stayed cleaner! Visited one quilt shop in Concord NH but am irked with my husband who wouldn't stop at a very large shop in the middle of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Huge place in a field. Checked out their website and so sad I didn't get to go but a distant cousin was driving us around and I didn't feel I should insist. Maybe a good thing, might have spent a bundle. At least a stop, a picture and a fat quarter would have been nice. Carol

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I have a little mantra that I recite before I leave anywhere that keeps me from leaving my wallet. Phone, wallet, keys. And I physically check that I have all three before I leave. That doesn't keep me from leaving other things at anyone's house, but at least I always have the big 3. And I feel sort of naked when I have to leave any one of those on purpose (like at the mechanic). emoticon

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The last of our company left this morning, but unfortunately left his wallet. Good thing we decided not to take a bike ride or we would not have been home when he called. Drove to meet him and return it, then washed sheets and cleaned the kitchen.

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It was back to work after the weekend. I am finally caught up since taking a week off.

I am going relax and sew down quilt binding while I watch TV.

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Had a great weekend with friends and family. Company leaves tomorrow and back to daily life.

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I hope everyone has had a good weekend.

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Had a great time with DHs family today. Had 22 folks come for lunch, and 15 stayed for dinner. Lots of stories shared and new memories made. Now I am ready for bed.

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I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have spent most of the afternoon spinning. I hope to finish my pink and blue sparkly yarn tonight.

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Good for you, Ginny! You will get lots of strength training unpacking those boxes.


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Good evening, not to much going on here.

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Connie - good job!
You'll get rid of that 1 pound before you finish unpacking.

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After a little over a month of no exercise regiment and eating out we got all our boxes delivered including my scale.

drum roll......

And the damage isn't bad at all. Only gained 1 pound.....

Now to massive unpacking so I can setup my sewing room and start my blocks for our block swap. (I might make it there sometime next week)

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We took the grands to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens to see the LEGO display, then went to the Air and Space Center. I am pooped, so the BLOG will have to wait till after work tomorrow.

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Good evening!

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Ginny, my dad was in the Air Force and we moved every 2-3 years. Living without furniture is never fun. Enjoy your new home.


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I had a relaxing day doing laundry and spinning.

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Ginny - There aren't very many, which is sad. There is Cloth&Bobbin in Narberth. I haven't been there yet but have heard that they're expensive. There's Steve's Sewing and Vacuum in King of Prussia, I left a review of them in the LQS thread. And there's Round Bobbin in Ambler, which I think I also left a review of. Other than that, I haven't found any more.

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Megan - you'll have to tell me where the local fabric stores are - I haven't found any near Philly yet.

Bev - you're funny!!! The bulk of the furniture comes Tuesday - no big chair though

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I'm so glad you have a home now, Ginny. When are they delivering your big chair?

I got called to work next Wed! Haven't worked in over 6 months, hope I remember how.

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We're right up the road, just outside of Philly. :)

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Congrats on the new home.

We are having hot and steamy temps here today and will be enjoying the AC after we get chores done. I am planning on sewing some binding down on quilts and relax for the evening.


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Delaware - seems like a long time coming - but we're finally here.

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Congrats Ginny! Where is your new home?

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Yea!! We closed and are now home owners again. Woo hoo!!!

I celebrated by buying 7 fat quarters at the local fabric store. Great selection but a tad expensive. I'll be hunting around to find other stores in the area. I guess I got spoiled in my last place as we had so many options.

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I love seeing other people's work. It is interesting how people can use the same pattern, but make completely different looking quilts. Embellishments can also make a simple pattern very elegant.



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We had a wonderful program for our quilt guild last night. We went to the home of a local quilter. She showed us her quilts and told us the stories behind each. She puts a lot of embellishments on her quilts. He favorite being yoyos. The quilts were just amazing.


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Have a great time on your trip, Carol! Everything in moderation and lots of walking will help keep the gain to a minimum. . . .or even show a loss! :)

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Have a wonderful time Carol. Do lots of walking to prevent weight gain.

I've been away from my sewing lately, too. I just can't seem to get motivated. We have company coming next Friday for a week. Guess I better get busy cleaning up a bit


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All packed and ready to go! Taking too much probably. You won't here from me for a couple of weeks. Wonder how much weight I'll gain on the trip. Carol

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Hello ladies have been off track with sewing and my healthy journey...trying to get back on it again. have not sewn much, been feeling low with no emotional motivation to do anything. I have vowed to change my thinking..Hope you all are well....

Goal is to: Journal food intake everyday
drink my 8 glasses of water, especially on my days off
walk at least 1 mile a day

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I know you will be happy to have a home again, Ginny.

I have become so very lazy with being on vacation 2 of the last 3 weeks. Have all camping gear cleaned but had to take the camper back to the shop to have the new seals redone. Tomorrow we are planning a bike ride in the morning, unless it is over 85, then I kayak.

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Back in Massachusetts for a few days. On the road again Thursday and we finally close on our new house Friday. Movers coming in 10 days.

Then I get my sewing machine back!!!! Yea!!!

I've designed a postage stamp quilt center using small blocks. I'm thinking 1" squares finished using the Chinese symbol for Good Fortune. I will look at my stash to see if I have cream colored blocks to cut of 1.5" I'll do the character itself in dark/black color.

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Haven't got much quilting going on currently but I have been spinning. I want to get yarn made so I can make mittens. I finished a skein of dark purple done today.

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Out walking one more day until we head north to see my folks. Our vagabond days are coming to a close as we close on our new house next week. Ahh then the rush around to get settled in the new digs starts.

We do have a block swap going - check out the other thread under this topic. It's open until the end of the month with the blocks due the end of September.

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Annie - so true, we are now held up in Stuart Florida for the 4th celebrations. So resting is definitely in the future for at least 2-3 days. We'll head back north probably monday.

Highpoint was an experience - exhausting but I am happy with everything we picked out. We left there for the Smokey Mountains for some short hikes and then a 12 hour drive south.

But I seem to have married the energizer Bunny as even when we're relaxing he's puttering around.

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I finished quilting my sheep quilt. All have left is the binding, but I have two more kids quilts waiting to be quilted. I am hoping to get everything I need to quilted so I can spend time on spinning so I can make mittens for Christmas.

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Have fun furniture shopping.

I got a few hours of quilting time in today.

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Ginny ......Skip the furniture and get yourself a gypsy wagon....that vagabond life of hiking and exploring looks more inviting.

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Congrats Ginnie! High Point is an amazing adventure but can be overwhelming. Carol

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Woo! Have a great time furniture shopping, Gina!

Anne - way to go on the 21 lbs!

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Anne - congratulations on your weight loss - that's fantastic!! Keep it up

My DH has got me hiking again. Yesterday we hiked a total of 5 hours. I am very sore today. It took us a little over 2 hours to get to McAfee Knob in VA - and taking my DH's shortcut it took us almost 3 hours to return.

Today is Highpoint NC - furniture shopping - woo hoo!!! So although we'll be hiking today it will be from one store to another. As I haven't bought much new furniture in over 30 years my DH has agreed I can splurge. Sofas, barstools, a new bedroom set and outdoor patio and porch furniture is on the sight see list today.

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Spent most of the day cleaning. I felt to grudge to quilt after cleaning all morning so I kept going on the cleaning. Hope to spend time later in the week quilting instead of cleaning.

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This morning was pay bills and catch-up on 800+ emails...which is why I haven't posted for awhile - me bad!!

Been a busy month, but am trying to take giant leaps forward. Totally fed up with Assisted Living - contacted MN - US Senator, Attorney General, Ombudsman Long Term Care, and OHFC (health dept.). Also have a stack of resources to go through - Senior Linkage line, Disability Linkage Line, MN Help agencies....time to attack my problems from a different angle.

On a POSITIVE note - I've been exercising my legs more and stopped eating desserts. From the last weigh-in I have lost 21#.....yippy!!!!
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I'm off for a walk soon,have to unload the car from camping this past weekend.

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It was a relaxing day. I was going to help put up fencing but it was rainy so I got to do laundry and quilt in stead.

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We have spent the past week riding the Katy Trail across MO. Today we picked up the fur baby at the kennel and cleaned all our gear. Now to rest a bit.

Ginny, congrats on selling the house! Sounds like a great chance for an adventure.


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Had a gorgeous day today here in central Virginia. Temps in upper 70's or low 80's, breezy, sunny. DH and I went driving through the country backroads. He didn't take many pictures, but a wonderful drive none the less.


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So yesterday, when I was so sad about my granddaughter's christening dress, I spent the day cutting strips! It rained a slow rain all day and hubby was working so I just stripped and stripped. I have a complete quilt cut out and ready to go using all my grays and some strips of color for log cabins. Stripping is sew therapeutic! And then I took a nap and stripped some more. I did not even walk outside to the mailbox. Which is kind of scary because I could hole up in the house at any given moment. That is one reason I keep working. If I didn't force myself to go outside, I wouldn't leave the house. Carol

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Today was a beautiful day and I had to spend it inside at work. I am off to visit the sheep then pick grass out of wool fleeces. I need to get them ready for the woolen mill.

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Wonderful news Connie! When you get your fabrics back, it will be like Christmas all over again! Carol

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It's great your house sold!

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Hi all, we're officially homeless now with our house sold. We'll be bopping around the east coast until our home is ready next month. Life of a vagabond is our life for a few weeks.

Hope all is well with everyone. Doing a lot of walking as the bike has been put into storage.

No active quilting with the sewing machine and all my fabric also in storage. But it's not stopping me from designing.

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My father taught at a local engineering college so had most of the summer off. ( I was in high school when my mom started working.) We spent most of out summer camping and going on family trips.

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Julie, my Dad built a rink in our back yard too. We skated practically every day all winter! We too had flood lights. All the neighbourhood children came to our house to skate and my dad would make us wiener roasts. When we ran out of hot dogs he would go in the house and slice up Mother's homemade bread and bring out a pail of honey! Mother made us cocoa in a big pot on the wood cookstove. Gosh all this makes me sound ancient which I am not. lol
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Our parents would be put in jail these days. We used to walk from my grandmother's house to my great aunt's house, about 1 1/2 mile if the bull was in the pasture and we couldn't cut across.


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My sister and I would walk to the park, which was about 3/4 mile from our home on Saturdays and during the summer. One day we got part way there and I had to go to the bathroom in the worst way (I've always had a bladder problem). We went up to one house and knocked on the door, but no one was home. We went to the next house and the lady gave me a lecture, but then let me use the toilet. I doubt that kids would even dream of doing that today and parents would have "three kinds of a heart attack".


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We lived on a fairly busy street so we couldn't play in the road. Our house was on the corner so we had one of the bigger yards. We had a tire swing in the backyard tree. In the winter my dad would flood part of the back yard and make us a skating rink. We had a flood light on the back of the house so we could skate after dark.


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We used to play ball on the dirt road in front of our house with the neighborhood kids. We used to rides our bikes or walk to the Yacht Club to swim. Lots of dangerous stuff! Carol

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Have a good evening. I am off to quilt guild.

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I had a basket on the front of my bike and would put my Barbie case in it to ride to my friends house to play. Kids don't play anymore.

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Good memories everyone! I think we were safer on the streets back then because there were more people on the streets. People looked out for each other. We need to stop hiding in our homes and take back the neighbourhoods. Now the kids get bused or driven to school and have play dates! We never had to make appointments to see friends! Oh well so much for my rant!

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We used have neighborhood games of hide and seek, tag, football, etc. I grew up in Flint MI. When I was in 3rd grade we moved into a larger home after my sister was born. I used to ride my bike to the old neighborhood so I could play with my friends. By the time we were in junior high school we were back in the same school together.

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I also used to ride my bike across town, about a mile to my cousins to play. Then back home. I can see now you have to be extra careful with kids alone in the streets. How are they going to be when they grow up.

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It kind of makes me laugh that there has to be a Free Range Kids movement to get back to how we grew up. And it makes me sad that jerks are calling the cops and CPS on parents who let their kids walk home from a park or play outside unsupervised.

I didn't grow up in a rural area, but the rules were the same. I walked or biked anywhere I needed to get to. You knocked on doors to get everybody out to play a street-wide game of tag and had to be back inside at dark. During the summer we'd bike to the pool for swim practice in the morning and stay there, unsupervised, until my mom showed up around lunch with a cooler and we'd swim for the rest of the afternoon. At the age of 12 I was walking to the bus station with my friends to get on the bus to head to the 69th St train station and take the train into Philly for the day. We'd wander around South St (where all the hippies meet), think we were big shots, grab a slice, and head home.

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We lived in a small rural town, My parents only had 1 car, so we had to walk to school unless we went by when my aunt was going to take her kids to school.

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Love these memories! Carol

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We lived in a rather large metropolitan area, but we only had 2 TV channels. Yes, I remember snow, and the TV warming up, and listening to serials and soap operas on the radio. We were allowed to roam the neighborhood, but we had to stay within distance of the cow bell. Mom would ring the bell 10 minutes before dinner was served and if dinner got to the table before you did, you didn't get any. Air conditioning was a large fan in the middle of the living room.
My father's family lived in a small town and Dad went to school with the post master, the editor of the newspaper, the owner of the drug store (it had a real soda fountain, just like on "Happy Days"), the owner of the "5 and Dime", and the owner of one of the restaurants in town. My great uncle was the county circuit court judge, Dad's first cousin owned the mortgage company, and my Sunday School teacher in the summer was the teller at one of the two banks in town. The volunteer fire department put on fish fries every Friday night during the summer to earn money for equipment. The lady across the street from my grandmother was a beautician and operated out of her kitchen in the winter and her screened porch in the summer. There was only one TV station and it came from 90 miles away - talk about snow!

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